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This scoop page is to support learning for Health AS 91463 (3.3)
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Comparing Holistic and Conventional Medicine

Comparing Holistic and Conventional Medicine | Health Practices used in NZ | Scoop.it
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Quite a simple comparison chart for WSM vs holistic medicine. 
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Medical Library

Medical Library | Health Practices used in NZ | Scoop.it
Southern Cross' A-Z online library of medical facts on a broad range of health topics and conditions, written in plain English.
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Lots of easy-to-understand information (relevant to NZ too). 

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Acupuncture Ups Pregnancy Rates for Infertility IVF Patients

Acupuncture Ups Pregnancy Rates for Infertility IVF Patients | Health Practices used in NZ | Scoop.it
Acupuncture ups IVF fertility treatment success rates.
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Depression - find a way through

Depression - find a way through | Health Practices used in NZ | Scoop.it
holding on to hope is essential for getting through
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A range of information here.  Also see their link to a pamphlet on treatment options:  http://www.depression.org.nz/ContentFiles/Media/PDF/MOH0360%20Fact%20Sheet_16.pdf ;

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New Finding - Acupuncture Beats Drugs for Lower Back Pain

New Finding - Acupuncture Beats Drugs for Lower Back Pain | Health Practices used in NZ | Scoop.it
Acupuncture beats drugs for the treatment of lower back pain according to new studies.
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This is an American acupuncturist training site - seems to be a few recent studies reported of acupuncture's effectiveness .  Be careful of bias - they would not be publicising reports that didn't endorse/sell the benefits of acupuncture!. 

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Home - The Cochrane Library

Home - The Cochrane Library | Health Practices used in NZ | Scoop.it
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Another highly reputable website - some content is a bit technical though. 

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MedlinePlus - Health Information from the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus - Health Information from the National Library of Medicine | Health Practices used in NZ | Scoop.it
MedlinePlus - Health Information from the National Library of Medicine
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Reputable information (American website). 

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Alternative Medicine Center: Natural Choices for Self-Managed Care

Alternative Medicine Center: Natural Choices for Self-Managed Care | Health Practices used in NZ | Scoop.it
Alternative Medicine: Natural Choices for Self-Managed Care - Discover a vast library of expert information on complementary & alternative medicine (CAM) therapies and the conditions for which they are effective, integrative medicine, and referrals...
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Less "official" than some websites but the information is easy to understand. 

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Acupuncture treatment - the basics

This video is for potential acupuncture patients, and aims to give an idea of what to expect from treatment. These are some of the very basics - I hope you f...
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This is British - I wonder if techniques and procedures are different in NZ? 

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Ancient's Best, Ayurveda and Yoga

Ancient's Best, Ayurveda and Yoga | Health Practices used in NZ | Scoop.it
Ayurvedic Books, Skin Care Products, Massage Oils, Specialist Consultancy and Treatment.
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Singapore-based website with lots of easy-to-understand information about Ayurveda.

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Acupuncture.Com - TCM Research Subject Index

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Looking for information on acupuncture?  This is a good website. 

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Infographic | Eastern vs. Western Medicine

Infographic | Eastern vs. Western Medicine | Health Practices used in NZ | Scoop.it
Check out this infographic comparing Eastern medicine with Western medicine. Eastern philosophy uses natural treatment methods while conventional pushes drugs.
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Supporters of natural medicine, so may be a little biased?  But a good infographic here. 
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epic / Homepage - Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI)

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EPIC databases - every school has a log on and password - the "Health and Wellness Resource Centre" is useful for 3.3 (and "Opposing Viewpoints in Context" is great for 3.4 - ethical issues). 

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A cure of pork fat and eel

A cure of pork fat and eel | Health Practices used in NZ | Scoop.it
Fact or fiction? Simon Day looks at the future of traditional Maori healing.
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A good article about Rongoa - traditional Maori medicine. 

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Treatments « Endometriosis.org: The Global Forum

Treatments « Endometriosis.org: The Global Forum | Health Practices used in NZ | Scoop.it
Treatments for endometriosis include surgery (laparoscopy), hormonal treatments (progestins, GnRH, the Pill), pain killers, and complementary therapies such as nutrition.
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Also see http://www.nzendo.co.nz/ ;

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Cancer treatments : Cancer Research UK : CancerHelp UK

Cancer treatments : Cancer Research UK : CancerHelp UK | Health Practices used in NZ | Scoop.it
This page has links to our main cancer treatment sections, information about specific cancer drugs and combinations of cancer drugs, as well as treatment information for specific cancers.
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Information about a range of treatments for various cancers. 

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mitch's comment, February 27, 2014 5:07 AM
Question for students: What are the effects on well-being of some of these treatments?
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A range of cancer treatments

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Home Page | NCCAM

Home Page | NCCAM | Health Practices used in NZ | Scoop.it
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American website - National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - loads of information. 

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Alternative Treatments for Chronic Pain: Acupuncture, Marijuana, Hypnosis, Biofeedback, Music Therapy, Yoga, Massage

Alternative Treatments for Chronic Pain: Acupuncture, Marijuana, Hypnosis, Biofeedback, Music Therapy, Yoga, Massage | Health Practices used in NZ | Scoop.it
If you have chronic pain and are looking for alternatives to medication and surgery, you have a lot of options. Alternative pain treatments that doctors once scoffed at are now standard at many pain centers.
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Could be useful if your health condition/circumstance is "pain". 

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine: MedlinePlus

Complementary and Alternative Medicine: MedlinePlus | Health Practices used in NZ | Scoop.it
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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American - Medline Plus - reputable source of information. 

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Alternative Medicine, Complementary Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Mind-Body Medicine, Herbs, Nutrition

Objective information on all aspects of health and treatment options available.
All major alternative therapy is covered in depth - therapies such as Acupuncture, Ayurveda, etc.
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This is not as reputable or technical as some of the other sites - but loads of information here. 

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Māori Plant Use Database

Māori Plant Use Database | Health Practices used in NZ | Scoop.it
Landcare Research provides a database of sourced information on Maori uses of New Zealand native plants.
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Maori plant use - rongoa.   

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Introduction to Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture

A brief introduction to Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture as practiced by Dr. Jared McCollum.
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Getting Better: 200 Years of Medicine

Getting Better is a short documentary that explores three remarkable stories of medical progress: Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Surgery. The film looks at the role of re...
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44 minutes long - I wonder how useful this is for an understanding of the development of Westenr Medicine over the past 200 years?

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